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The Right Treatment at the Right Time: Double-Hit Lymphoma
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On February 5th, 2018 I was asked to consult on a 53-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with a one month’s history of low back pain. An MRI of the lumbar spine a few days earlier revealed a mass impinging on the spinal canal...
Cancer Patients and the "Right To Try"
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On May 30, 2018 the president signed HR 878, granting terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. While there...
Cancer Patients Want to Win, but is the Playing Field Level?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Anyone diagnosed with cancer knows the drill. After the initial shock, many go to the internet in pursuit of honest and...
Cancer Patients Need More Than "Me Too" Drugs
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Cancer drug developments follow a rather predictable course. A new breakthrough is followed by a flurry of interest as the...
Cancer Chemotherapy Costs Continue to Rise
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The skyrocketing cost of cancer therapy has become a popular topic of discussion as a recent article in the Wall Street Journal...
For Lung Cancer, We've Got the Answer, Now We're Waiting For the Question
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
As I finished a recent Thursday afternoon clinic, I received a call. The voice was familiar and I recognized it to belong to...
For Advanced Cancer Patients: The Clinical Trial Dilemma
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Patients confronting advanced cancer are encouraged to participate in clinical trials. Clinical trials are employed to develop...

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